The backlink search automation is a very useful feature, especially for the competitor backlinks link building strategy.

To access it, create a campaign, go to Step 1 - Find Content, click over to “Automation setup” in the top right corner, and finally, “Backlink search”.

Here’s how to use it:

1. Select your search source:

  • Respona (Respona source is 1 credits for 100 results) and it's powered by Ahrefs. It's ideal for folks who don't have an Ahrefs subscription.

  • Ahrefs (costs no credits but requires an active Ahrefs account connected to Respona).

2. Enter the URL(s) that you would like to extract backlinks from.

  1. Set advanced settings:

  • How many results to return;

  • Rel tags (All, Dofollow, Nofollow);

  • Anchor text of the links;

  • Safety filters.

3. Click “Continue”.

4. You will be taken to the metrics screen. Here, you can set additional filters such as:

  • Domain Rating (available even if you don’t have an Ahrefs connected);

  • Website traffic;

  • Traffic value;

  • Organic keywords;

  • Referring domains;

  • Backlinks;

To use these filters (besides DR), you will need to connect your Ahrefs account to Respona.

5. Click “Run automation”.

6. Once the automation is completed, its results will be added to your campaign.

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